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Wildgaze: building on 'Brooklyn'

Celebrating six BAFTA nominations and three Oscar nominations, Wildgaze Films duo Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey look back at Brooklyn’s journey and ahead to their future slate and ambitions

La Ultima Tierra

Tiger directors: Pablo Lamar, 'Last Land (La Última Tierra)'

Paraguayan filmmaker Pablo Lamar’s explains why he wants spectators to watch his contemplative debut feature Last Land on the big screen only.

Tiger directors : Marilia Rocha, 'Where I Grow Old'

Debut from Brazilian director explores two women who go in search of a better life.

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Kenneth Lonergan, 'Manchester By The Sea'

Arguably the most acclaimed film in Sundance, Kenneth Lonergan’s Premieres selection packs a punch and sparked a $10m US buy from Amazon Studios that will include a theatrical launch most likely during awards season.

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David Farrier, Dylan Reeve – 'Tickled'

When New Zealand journalist stumbled upon the world of competitive endurance tickling he was intrigued and made enquires to the person who seemed to be in charge, Jane O’Brien. Then things got dark in the Sundance documentary.

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Tiger directors: Elisabeth Subrin, 'A Woman, A Part'

After an intensive three-and-a-half year pre-production period, writer-director Elisabeth Subrin brings her feature debut A Woman, A Part to the 45th International Film Festival Rotterdam, where it will receive its world premiere in the Hivos Tiger Awards Competition.  

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Tiger directors: Babak Jalali, 'Radio Dreams'

Iranian film-maker Babak Jalali talks about working with Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Iranian singer-songwriter Mohsen Namjoo on the set of comedy Radio Dreams, set to world premiere in the International Film Festival Rotterdam’s competition on Monday (Feb 1).

Tiger directors: Piter-Jan De Pue, 'The Land Of The Enlightened'

Piter-Jan De Pue, whose debut feature The Land Of The Enlightened screens in Rottedam’s Tiger competition, first visited Afghanistan after leaving film school.

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Tiger directors: Prabda Yoon, 'Motel Mist'

Prabda Yoon’s directorial debut Motel Mist - world premiering in the IFFR 45th Hivos Tiger Awards Competition - is the perfect summary of his prolific career. 

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Mads Matthiesen, Denmark's next top 'Model'

Mads Matthiesen made a splash with his 2012 debut Teddy Bear. The Danish director talks to Wendy Mitchell about his English-language follow-up, The Model, which screens at Goteborg and Rotterdam.

BOX OFFICE

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Box Office 2015: A grand year abroad

SCREEN SUBSCRIBERS: The blockbusters got bigger in 2015 and so did the box office, but how did the top 10 US films perform around the world?

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TERRITORY FOCUS

Rendez-vous in Paris

International buyers are heading to Paris for a first glimpse at the new French films of the year at Unifrance’s annual Rendez-vous with French Cinema.

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Shooting in France: Bon Voyage

France’s reputation as an expensive place to shoot for both local and international film-makers may be about to change with significant enhancements to the country’s tax credits.

Films Distribution: academy of film

The founders of Paris-based sales outfit Films Distribution talk to Melanie Goodfellow about their diverse slate, which includes foreign-language Oscar hopeful Son Of Saul.

FESTIVAL FOCUS

Sundance Film Festival

Sundance: the year starts here

The Sundance Film Festival (Jan 21-31) is embracing virtual reality, web and TV series, and world cinema to offer a characteristically eclectic selection of films.

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Sundance 2016: World Cinema film profiles

An Indian teen comedy, a New Zealand doc about tickling and a musical featuring mermaids in 1980s Warsaw are among the films jostling for primacy in Sundance’s World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary competitions.

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EDITOR'S COMMENT

The Birth of a Nation

COMMENT: Birth of a game-changer

It is safe to say by this time next year, The Birth Of A Nation will not only feature among the best picture Oscar nominees but most likely will be the first on the list.

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BLOGS

Jason Bourne

Universal Pictures names Jason Bourne film… 'Jason Bourne'

The studio was one of several US majors to claim a coveted spot during Super Bowl 50 and subsequently issued a one-sheet that read, ‘You know his name.’ For a minute there we weren’t sure, but we do now.

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Film Is GREAT reception to toast British Oscar nominees

Eddie Redmayne and the British Consul General Chris O’Connor will co-host the Film Is GREAT Reception celebrating British Oscar nominees in West Hollywood on February 26.

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Instagram thriller 'Shield Five' debuts first episodes

The series will release a new clip every day throughout February.

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BAFTA-nominated shorts to screen in UK cinemas

The films will screen in 30 venues across the UK before travelling abroad.

ISOS by Kris Verdonck

IFFR: Spaces Within: Art and Film Installation 

Down the road from IFFR’s bustling cinema hub de Doelen lies a partially disused office building whose 11th and 12th floors are housing four installation pieces, each representing one of the four strands in the festival’s 45th year. 

IFFR Building and Engaging Your Audience panel

IFFR: building and engaging an audience

American distributor Richard Abramowitz (Abramorama) and film festival and publicity strategist Kathleen McInnis (See-Through Films) led a ‘do’s and don’ts’ discussion at the 45th IFFR on both the traditional and alternative requirements in marketing an independent film. 

IFFR Live 2016

IFFR Live 2016 launches with 'As I Open My Eyes'

Venice award-winner kicks off second edition of the international live cinema event in Rotterdam.

AFI FEST director Jacqueline Lyanga and British Film Commission CEO Adrian Wootton at We Are UK Film reception, Sundance 2016

We Are UK Film brunch, Sundance 2016

The British Film Commission and the BFI hosted their annual get-together in Park City.

‘Eddie The Eagle’ leaps into Sundance

Park City locals got a surprise on Monday night when Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton turned up for a screening of the biopic about one of Britain’s pluckiest Olympians.

Delivering Dreams A Century Of British Film Distribution

Delivering Dreams: celebrating 100 years of UK film distribution

Geoffrey Macnab’s book is a thoroughly researched canter through a century of UK film distribution, writes Charles Gant

Yorgos Lanthimos discusses 'The Lobster' at NFTS

Director Yorgos Lanthimos talked to NFTS students about his BAFTA-nominated, English-language debut The Lobster.

UCLA dean Teri Schwartz and Phil Kent

UCLA film school hosts annual Sundance event at Zoom

UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television dean Teri Schwartz hosted the school’s annual Sundance reception on Saturday.

Making the most of co-pro opportunities in Germany

Interest in international co-production among Germany producers has never been higher. Miriam Ducke, senior trade adviser for Creative Industries, Berlin explains why.

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Jörn Threlfall talks BAFTA-nominated short 'Over'

Screen Star of Tomorrow Jörn Threlfall discusses his short film Over, a mystery told in reverse, which was nominated for a Best British Short Film BAFTA.

COMMENT: Oscar nominations show Academy rewards ambition

The Revenant’s 12 Oscar nominations have put Fox/New Regency’s drama at the top of the pile and reflects the Academy’s appreciation of a work of supreme craft and ambition.

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COMMENT: Globes winners eye Oscar glory

The 2016 Golden Globe Awards belonged to The Revenant and The Martian on Sunday while two of the most nominated films at the start of the night left the Beverly Hilton empty-handed.

Alastair Lorimer

How to… protect myself under a distribution contract

SCREEN SUBSCRIBERS: Six points to remember when securing a distributor, according to Harbottle & Lewis associate Alastair Lorimer.